Williams Transco

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Houston, Texas-based Williams Transco aka Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation is owned by Williams Gas Pipeline, itself a business segmemt of Williams Partners LP and 77%-owned by The Williams Companies, Inc. It operates a 10,000 mile natural gas pipeline which stretches from south Texas to New York City. Having 44 compressor stations, it has the capacity to flow up to a peak rate of 8.6 Bcf/d from the Gulf Coast to the southeastern U.S. and Atlantic Seaboard.

According to a February, 2009 report the company was in the process of looping a 7 mile long 42 inch replacement pipeline through five townships in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Williams announced in April, 2009 that it had partnered up with Atlas Pipeline Partners to form a Marcellus shale pipeline venture called Laurel Mountain Midstream in western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. In an end of April, 2009 update from Williams, the company President, Steve Malcolm, explained the basis of the partnership by saying,

this transaction provides Williams with the gathering systems and a very large acreage dedication in the heart of the Marcellus that gives us a couple of year head start in the development of a large scale, highly-reliable system which provides needed midstream services to both Atlas Energy and other producers in the region.

The transaction closed June 1, 2009. Williams was to operate the pipeline venture.

According to an August, 2009 press release, Dominion and Williams Transco announced a joint venture called the Keystone Connector to market and develop a new pipeline to transport natural gas from the Rockies and southern Marcellus shale to markets in eastern U.S. cities.

A press release appeared in March, 2010 announcing an open season for a Northeast Supply Link expansion program that was planned to provide 420,000 dekatherms/day (Dth/d) of capacity to the Transco system. The expansion project was to move Marcellus shale gas from interconnections along the company's Leidy Line, cutting across Pennsylvania, to Transco's Station 210 pooling point and points of delivery in New York City. The company already had an agreement with one shipper for 200,000 Dth/d of capacity. The open season only pertained to the balance of 220,000 Dth/d of capacity that remained available.

A news item appeared in April, 2011 about the Springville Gathering System Project, a 24-inch diameter pipeline planned by Williams that was to transport natural gas approximately 33.5 miles from the Lathrop compressor station at Springville in Susquehanna County to a new compressor station outside Tunkhannock in Wyoming County. From there it was to connect to the interstate Transco pipeline at a metering station in Luzerne County's Dallas Township, located a few miles west of the City of Wilkes-Barre. The company planned to use the gathering line for its own wells, as well as those of anchor customer Cabot Oil & Gas's Susquehanna County wells. Construction of the line was to take place during the second half of 2011. The metering station was to be located in a secluded area off Lower Demunds Road about a mile east of the Borough of Dallas.

  • Transco's Chairman is Steven J. (Steve) Malcolm.
  • Randal L. Barnard is Senior Vice President, Technical Services and Operations.
  • Richard D. Rodekohr is Vice President and Treasurer.
  • Ryan Savage is General Manager for Appalachian Midstream Operations.
  • Mike Dickinson is Manager of Operations in Tunkhannock, PA.
  • Helen Humphreys is a Communications Specialist with Transco.
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